Letter: The age of intolerance

We live in an age where people becoming offended is taking away our freedom of speech. Instead of just ignoring opinions that they don’t believe in, people instead seek to silence voices they don’t want to hear. America was founded on the idea that anyone can believe what they want and that freedom is in jeopardy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Giving people labels takes away the uniqueness from them and their point of view.
  • We have elevated our right to be offended over our right to express ourselves freely.
  • Are you secure enough in what you believe, and open minded enough to allow others who have views that are different than yours, their right to hold and express those views?

“Now, we are on the verge of erasing parts of our history that we find offensive. While we may not be proud of some chapters in our history, does that give us the right to rewrite the history books and lessons from it? How then would we measure our progress…or sadly…our regress. In the world of rapidly increasing intolerance, I leave you with a question”

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